Authorities see blast as aftermath of steel strikes of past summer.
With the explosion heard throughout Ashland and surrounding country, what is believed to have been a bomb partially wrecked a new house constructed by Dr. George Riebel on the Troy road, north of Ashland, about 10:30 o'clock last night.
Although no clues have been obtained which would point to the perpetrators of the bombing, it was general opinion in Ashland that it was an aftermath of the steel strikes of the past summer. Ashland airport was flying base for Republic Steel in shipping food into strike locked plants. Dr. Riebel is president of Ashland Airport, Inc. owner of the flying field.
The six room house, nearly ready for occupancy, had a hole four feet in width blown through the brick foundation.
It is the theory that a bomb was thrown from the road, 100 feet from the house, or from near the road.
Dr. and Mrs. Riebel were sitting before the fire in their Sandusky street home last night when they heard the explosion. It was not until this morning that they learned the explosion had wrecked their property, which is located directly east of the Ashland airport.
ASHLAND TIMES GAZETTE JAN.24,1938
Planes At Airport Privately Owned.
Walter Shuey has taken over the local airport service which was formerly carried on by the Ashland Airport Inc.
Since the first of the year all Ashland Airport Inc. planes have been disposed of and only privately owned planes are being used to provide air service. The airport is now being rented on a lease basis. Shuey will continue to give private instruction and make charted flights from the local airport.